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#Prisoners

# prisoners - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

More than 300 prisoners are still slopping out
# Irish Prison Service
# Irish Prison Service

More than 300 prisoners are still slopping out

May 21st 2014, 7:30 AM 9,451 Views 95 Comments

A further 261 are held in solitary confinement, some for 23 hours a day.

# prisoners - Monday 12 May, 2014

New Boko Haram video claims to show missing Nigerian schoolgirls
# Abducted
# Abducted

New Boko Haram video claims to show missing Nigerian schoolgirls

May 12th 2014, 12:04 PM 9,356 Views 35 Comments

A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, 223 are still missing.

# prisoners - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Pro-Russian rebels present peace-keeping 'prisoners of war' to international media
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels present peace-keeping 'prisoners of war' to international media

Apr 27th 2014, 1:09 PM 10,438 Views 187 Comments

The captured men are in Ukraine as part of an Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe verification team.

# prisoners - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Shatter orders urgent investigation into the recording of prisoner phone calls
# Prisoners
# Prisoners

Shatter orders urgent investigation into the recording of prisoner phone calls

Apr 2nd 2014, 8:30 PM 4,263 Views 15 Comments

The minister has charged the the Inspector of Prisons to carry out the investigation.

Penal Reform Trust to Prison Service: Prisoners deserve an apology along with lawyers
# Phone Recording
# Phone Recording

Penal Reform Trust to Prison Service: Prisoners deserve an apology along with lawyers

Apr 2nd 2014, 12:18 PM 3,729 Views 30 Comments

The Irish Penal Reform Trust have also questioned how the issue of phone recording could remain hidden for four years.

# prisoners - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Conversations between 84 prisoners and their solicitors were ‘inadvertently recorded’
# Prisongate
# Prisongate

Conversations between 84 prisoners and their solicitors were ‘inadvertently recorded’

Apr 1st 2014, 5:55 PM 12,831 Views 65 Comments

New revelations about recordings have been disclosed by the Taoiseach in the Dáil today.

'Somewhat incredible': Martin asks why Shatter was not informed of Garda phone tapping sooner
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'Somewhat incredible': Martin asks why Shatter was not informed of Garda phone tapping sooner

Apr 1st 2014, 4:54 PM 7,574 Views 34 Comments

Gerry Adams added that the government had dealt with the GardaGate controversy with “amazing inefficiency”.

# prisoners - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Limerick prison still 'chronically overcrowded' despite report signalling improvements
# Full Capacity
# Full Capacity

Limerick prison still 'chronically overcrowded' despite report signalling improvements

Mar 5th 2014, 8:10 PM 7,247 Views 50 Comments

Today Minister Shatter said a new wing in the prison will be built with capacity for 100 male and 50 female prisoners.

# prisoners - Friday 28 February, 2014

Peter Robinson accused of 'playing the hard man' after saying he won't resign
# Ultimatum
# Ultimatum

Peter Robinson accused of 'playing the hard man' after saying he won't resign

Feb 28th 2014, 8:20 AM 8,363 Views 158 Comments

Peter Robinson has been criticised after withdrawing his threat to resign over the letters given to IRA suspects who were on the run.

# prisoners - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Sunbeds, Prince Harry, and Superquinn sausages: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Sunbeds, Prince Harry, and Superquinn sausages: The week in numbers

Feb 15th 2014, 7:30 PM 15,216 Views 9 Comments

Plus: What percentage of teenagers have received a sexual message online?

# prisoners - Monday 10 February, 2014

64: The number of prisoners escaped since 1996 still at large
# Prison Break
# Prison Break

64: The number of prisoners escaped since 1996 still at large

Feb 10th 2014, 9:34 AM 9,175 Views 17 Comments

The Irish Prison Service is in charge of prisoners, but if they abscond gardaí are informed.

# prisoners - Monday 20 January, 2014

Concerned Cork residents say new prison will overshadow their homes
# Cork
# Cork

Concerned Cork residents say new prison will overshadow their homes

Jan 20th 2014, 10:43 PM 15,498 Views 42 Comments

The Director General of the Irish Prison Service Michael Donnellan said the residents were fully consulted about the construction plans for the new prison.

# prisoners - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

US releases three ethnic Muslims from China held in Guantanamo Bay
# Guantánamo Bay
# Guantánamo Bay

US releases three ethnic Muslims from China held in Guantanamo Bay

Dec 31st 2013, 3:00 PM 5,453 Views 37 Comments

The three men were sent to Slovakia as a ban remains in place on transferring any inmates to the US for any reason.

# prisoners - Thursday 26 December, 2013

11 films released in 2013 that you should really catch up on
# MOVIE TIME
From The Daily Edge
# MOVIE TIME

11 films released in 2013 that you should really catch up on

Dec 26th 2013, 3:00 PM 4,138 Views 1 Comment

If there’s one thing the Christmas break is good for, it’s watching some films.

# prisoners - Monday 23 December, 2013

249 prisoners to be released from Irish jails over Christmas
# Temporary Release
# Temporary Release

249 prisoners to be released from Irish jails over Christmas

Dec 23rd 2013, 5:00 PM 11,812 Views 63 Comments

Just over 6 per cent of Ireland’s prison population will be given varying periods of release from jail over the festive period.

# prisoners - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

# prisoners - Monday 16 December, 2013

Extract: ‘Soldiers have an affinity with the detainees in Guantanamo. It would be bad to shoot them – it’ll be lethal injection’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Extract: ‘Soldiers have an affinity with the detainees in Guantanamo. It would be bad to shoot them – it’ll be lethal injection’

Dec 16th 2013, 7:00 AM 147 Views 26 Comments

The new book, Whistleblower, Soldier, Spy, charts Tom Clonan’s progression from soldier to academic and journalist and offers an honest and vivid account of life on and off duty.

UK study reveals that one in four female prisoners self-harm
# Prison
# Prison

UK study reveals that one in four female prisoners self-harm

Dec 16th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,864 Views 10 Comments

That makes women prisoners four times more like to self-harm than their male counterparts.

# prisoners - Friday 6 December, 2013

13 life sentence prisoners were recalled to prison between 2001-2012
# Life Sentence
# Life Sentence

13 life sentence prisoners were recalled to prison between 2001-2012

Dec 6th 2013, 7:45 AM 11,621 Views 38 Comments

The thirteen prisoners had been released from prison early.

# prisoners - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Overcrowding at Dóchas women's prison has led to "tension throughout" the centre
# Women In Prison
# Women In Prison

Overcrowding at Dóchas women's prison has led to "tension throughout" the centre

Dec 3rd 2013, 6:19 PM 10,747 Views 65 Comments

The report by Inspector of Prisons Judge Michael Reilly found that the centre has consistently operated above its capacity.

# prisoners - Friday 25 October, 2013

"Not all prisoners are suitable for release"- Shatter speaks about parole
# Parole
# Parole

"Not all prisoners are suitable for release"- Shatter speaks about parole

Oct 25th 2013, 11:27 AM 5,423 Views 53 Comments

The Justice Minister said that public safety must be of paramount importance to the planned statutory parole board.

# prisoners - Friday 18 October, 2013

US court takes up appeal on Gitmo force-feeding
# Guantánamo Bay
# Guantánamo Bay

US court takes up appeal on Gitmo force-feeding

Oct 18th 2013, 9:20 PM 6,424 Views 18 Comments

Three Guantanamo detainees want force-feeding banned as they say it is ‘inhumane’.

# prisoners - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Prison reports: Improving facilities, some violence and concerns about lock-ups
# Reports
# Reports

Prison reports: Improving facilities, some violence and concerns about lock-ups

Sep 12th 2013, 12:31 PM 5,642 Views 27 Comments

Food, education, solitary confinement and slopping out were among the issues discussed in the reports.

# prisoners - Sunday 21 July, 2013

German POWs were once held at what is now Garda College
# WWI
# WWI

German POWs were once held at what is now Garda College

Jul 21st 2013, 9:15 AM 11,317 Views 19 Comments

New radio doc explores life in Templemore for prisoners during WWI: “Prisoners were free to walk to Mass every Sunday and could purchase cigarettes and chocolate.”

# prisoners - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Women prisoners line up fashion label
# Italy
# Italy

Women prisoners line up fashion label

Jun 9th 2013, 5:30 PM 8,380 Views 15 Comments

Italy’s biggest prison is launching a not-for-profit brand linked to LVMH luxury giant – and inmates get paid.

# prisoners - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Pressure grows on Obama to free hunger strikers - or put them on trial
# Guantánamo
# Guantánamo

Pressure grows on Obama to free hunger strikers - or put them on trial

May 11th 2013, 8:30 AM 7,234 Views 29 Comments

Almost two-thirds of the prisoners at Guantanamo are on a hunger strike, which entered its fourth month earlier this week.

# prisoners - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Committee calls on government to reduce prisoner numbers by one-third
# Prison Reform
# Prison Reform

Committee calls on government to reduce prisoner numbers by one-third

Mar 27th 2013, 3:43 PM 5,579 Views 56 Comments

The committee also recommended that sentences of six months or less for non-violent crimes be replaced with community service orders.

# prisoners - Friday 1 February, 2013

Pussy Riot member taken to hospital
# Pussy Riot
# Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot member taken to hospital

Feb 1st 2013, 8:09 AM 10,006 Views 15 Comments

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has been transferred to hospital for a diagnostic examination.

# prisoners - Monday 21 January, 2013

UN says torture of prisoners in Afghanistan persists
# Torture
# Torture

UN says torture of prisoners in Afghanistan persists

Jan 21st 2013, 10:35 AM 3,702 Views 11 Comments

A report said torture included beatings, electric shock and being hung by the wrist from chains for long periods.

# prisoners - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Activists slam Myanmar amnesty ahead of Obama visit
# Burma
# Burma

Activists slam Myanmar amnesty ahead of Obama visit

Nov 15th 2012, 3:39 PM 3,201 Views 1 Comment

Officials said 452 prisoners would walk free, but most or all of them appeared to be ordinary criminals rather than political prisoners.

# prisoners - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Column: Politicians have no place in deciding who gets freed from prison
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Politicians have no place in deciding who gets freed from prison

Oct 23rd 2012, 7:30 PM 30 Views 32 Comments

Our early release system badly needs an overhaul, writes Liam Herrick of the Irish Penal Reform Trust.

Call for reforms to ensure "fair and transparent" early release of prisoners
# Prison
# Prison

Call for reforms to ensure "fair and transparent" early release of prisoners

Oct 23rd 2012, 8:50 AM 3,348 Views 38 Comments

The IPRT recommends that a single ‘Early Release Act’ should be enacted to overhaul the current systems of remission, temporary release and parole.

# prisoners - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Eight killed in Syrian prison mutiny
# Syria
# Syria

Eight killed in Syrian prison mutiny

Jul 24th 2012, 8:54 AM 1,215 Views 0 Comments

Opposition Syrian National Council claims regime forces opened fire on detainees during a peaceful sit-in protest.

# prisoners - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Brothers still missing from Roscommon prison
# Prison Break
# Prison Break

Brothers still missing from Roscommon prison

Jul 17th 2012, 9:57 AM 4,365 Views 20 Comments

The two brothers, Vasilea and Toader Feier, left a note in their cell at Castlerea Prison.

# prisoners - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Amnesty fact-finding mission to Libya uncovers torture, killings
# Libya
# Libya

Amnesty fact-finding mission to Libya uncovers torture, killings

Jul 5th 2012, 7:30 AM 2,384 Views 9 Comments

Staff said they found evidence of electric shocks and beatings with bars, chains and cables.

# prisoners - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

May 23rd 2012, 8:04 PM 4,717 Views 0 Comments

Your essential round-up of today’s biggest news, plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

# prisoners - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Almost 500 prisoners have absconded since 2008
# Open Jail
# Open Jail

Almost 500 prisoners have absconded since 2008

May 10th 2012, 9:22 AM 1,222 Views 9 Comments

Thirty-three prisoners are currently listed as absconded, Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter said this week.

# prisoners - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Israeli court rejects hunger-strikers' appeal
# Hunger Strike
# Hunger Strike

Israeli court rejects hunger-strikers' appeal

May 8th 2012, 12:38 PM 946 Views 11 Comments

Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh have been striking for more than 70 days. They are among more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners who are currently on hunger strike.

# prisoners - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Shatter defends early prisoner release scheme
# Early Release
# Early Release

Shatter defends early prisoner release scheme

May 2nd 2012, 9:31 AM 1,843 Views 32 Comments

Minister says he doesn’t foresee any difficulties managing new programme with current probation staff levels.